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in massachusetts, too. tonight on "washington week." >> to the people of haiti we say clearly and with conviction you will not be foresaken, you will not be forgotten. in this, your greatest need, america stands with you. gwen: a terrible earthquake. >> this is a major catastrophe for haiti. gwen: a devastating death toll. >> we need more people down here! gwen: uncertainty everywhere. >> the most urgent thing we can do now is get them through the next week to 10 days. we have to find the living and the dead and we have to take care of both. gwen: can haiti, plagued by decades of deprivation, survive? in washington, the president talks tough to bankers paying themselves big bonuses. >> we want our money back and we're going to get it. gwen: but will taxpayers still pay in the end? and in massachusetts, a potential political upset that could undo ted kennedy's legacy. covering the week, helene cooper of "the new york times," doyle mcmanus of "the los angeles times," deborah solomon of "the wall street journal," and dan balz of "the washington post." plus, a special report from abc's martha raddatz
the economy and partisanship in washington but press secretary robert gibbs says republicans are exaggerating the massachusetts message. >> if republicans want to assume that the outcome of what happened in massachusetts is a big endorsement of their policies when 40% are enthust a enthustastic about them i hope they misread that election as badly as anybody could. >> the republicans say it's the obama white house that doesn't get the message voters are sending. >> what happened in massachusetts is part of an american awakening. we saw it in virginia, new jersey, we see it all over the country in tea parties, in town halls, people are alarm and angry about the spending and debt and government takeovers. >> the white house says it's eager to see if republicans are willing to work more with the president but the senate's top republican says the burden lies with the president and his fellow democrats. >> you look at the first year of this administration and we haven't made much progress. we passed a deficit, a budget that doubles the national debt in five years and triples it in ten and tried to
in washington. so, look, forget the ads. everybody can run a slight gap. forget the truck. every vatican by a truck. -- everyone can buy a truck. here's what you need to ask yourself on tuesday -- when the chips are down, when the tough votes come, on all the fights that mattered to middle-class families across this commonwealth, who is going to be on your side? >> martha! >> that is what this race on tuesday is all about. because it is easy to say you are independent and you're going to bring people together in all of that stuff, until you actually have to do it. when the vote comes on energy, when there is a choice between standing with big oil or fighting for the clean energy jobs of the future, whose side are you going to be on? >> martha! >> when there is a choice between giving tax breaks to the wealthiest few and that corporations that ship them overseas, or giving them to the middle class, who is going to be on your side? >> martha! >> you will hear a lot about taxes. last year i kept a campaign promise to cut taxes for 95% of working americans. i cut taxes. and these members of
you know about the man who is turning washington up from people who know him best. even from the senator elect himself. we are live in wakefield, massachusetts for the next hour. giving you the inside story. we start first, with the senator elect. earlier our own griff jenkins tracked him down. >> reporter: senator brown, congratulations. tell me about your trip to washington. how were you received? >> exciting, humling to be there in walking through halls, now i have an office in a little bit of time. >> reporter: >> reporter: you are 41, very important issue, health care there what can you share with what the other senators spoke to you about with regards to the health care? >> now everybody is the 41st senator it gives the ability for debate to begin again and bring it back to the drawing board. when i was in caucus they had been talking about issues hit been talking about on the campaign trail and they asked me what the pulse is in massachusetts and how it affected my race? the biggest problem, what would you do? i wouldn't raise taxes. i wouldn't cut medicare half a tril
to washington address these issues. i hope that as a nation and as a commonwealth, we can do better in the future. you know that as your attorney general i will continue to fight and address them here with everybody in massachusetts who cares about these issues, thank you. [ applause ] >> so, for me and for you tonight this campaign comes to an end. but there's plenty of work to do here in massachusetts and as we continue to organize for america. and so, we will always remember our terrific senator ted kennedy and his words, the work begins anew the hope rises again, and the dream lives on! thank you! [ applause ] >> greta: that of course martha coakley. we are waiting for scott brown to speak. we'll go to him as soon as he takes the stage. right now sarah palin joins us by phone the author of the mega best seller going rogue and a fox news political contributor. governor palin nice to hear from you. as you listened to the concession stan of the attorney general here in massachusetts what do you think? >> i think is huge. you just witnessed a wicked political pivot across our countr
who is turning washington upside down? well you're about to find out from people who know him best. even from the senator elect himself. we are live in wakefield, massachusetts for the next hour. giving you the inside story. we start first, with the senator elect. earlier our own griff jenkins tracked him down. >> reporter: senator brown, congratulations. tell me about your trip to washington. how were you received? >> exciting, humling to be there in walking through halls, now i have an office in a little bit of time. >> reporter: >> reporter: you are 41, very important issue, health care there what can you share with what the other senators spoke to you about with regards to the health care? >> now everybody is the 41st senator it gives the ability for debate to begin again and bring it back to the drawing board. when i was in caucus they had been talking about issues hit been talking about on the campaign trail and they asked me what the pulse is in massachusetts and how it affected my race? the biggest problem, what would you do? i wouldn't raise taxes. i wouldn't cut medicare
to go to washington to to address these issues. i hope as a nation and a commonwealth we can do better in the future. you know as your attorney general i will continue to fight and address them here with everybody in massachusetts who cares about these issues. thank you. so for me and for you tonight this campaign comes to an end but there is plent yes of work to do here in massachusetts and as we continue to organize for america. and so, we will always remember our terrific senator ted kennedy and his words, the work begins anew. the hope rises again, and the dream lives on! thank you. >> greta: that is martha folkly. we're waiting for scott brown to speak. right now sara palin joins us by phone to the author of the megabestseller "going rogue" and a fox news political contributor. nice to hear from you. as you listened to the concession stand of the attorney general here in massachusetts what do you think? >> this is huge. you just witnessed a wicked political pivot across the country. i think this can't be overstated. not just brown but look at the recent developments in new jersey,
a shot was fired around this nation. a shot was fired saying no more business as usual in washington, d.c. >> you heard what the speaker said yesterday and what the majority leader said. we will find a way to push this over the line. it's that kind of arrogance that has the american people about ready to pull their hair out and throw every democrat out of here. >> the election in massachusetts for senator-elect brown was much about an election that rejected arrogance. much like david in his fight against goliath. >> wow. they seem to have their plan down. it's arrogance. arrogance was defeated in massachusetts yesterday. your take on what you learned yesterday. >> what i learn side what i learned to some degree november of 2008 and the two years i traveled the country with barack obama. that is that middle class people, hardworking people are being squeezed in many different ways. they have seen their jobs disappear and wages stagnant and expenses are growing and health care by the way has been growing exponentially. this is enormously aggravating when they look to washington and wall s
as republicans in washington. forget the ad. forget the truck. everybody can buy a truck. here is the question you need to ask before you go to vote on tuesday. when the chips are down, when the tough a boat is coming -- tough vote is coming, who is going to be on your side? that is what this race on tuesday is all about. [applause] it is easy to say you are independent and you're going to bring people together and all that stuff, until you actually have to do with. when the vote comes on ev nergy, whose side are you going to be on? mark that is going to be on your side. when the vote comes on taxes and there is a choice between giving more taxes to the wealthy and corporations that ship jobs overseas, and businesses that create jobs here, who is going to be on your side? >> martha. >> you will hear a lot about taxes. you always do, every election. i kept the campaign process -- campaign promise to cut taxes for 90% of working americans. [no audio] [applause] these members of congress voted to cut taxes here in the commonwealth for individuals and small businesses. we cut taxes for middle-clas
. martha: scott brown and his supporters are ready to see him go to washington, right now. listen to this. >> [chanting] >> the people, as you know by the votes, have now filled the office themselves and i'm ready to go to washington, without delay. martha: all right, but that will not happen today. there are procedural hurdles that need to be cleared first. massachusetts state law allows ten days to certify the results. that's to make sure there aren't igregularity that is could alter the outcome, among them the certification of absentee ballots from servicemen overseas, as soon as that certification comes in, brown will be sworn in. bill: meantime, some interesting election poll numbers into fox done by telephone, 61 percent of brown voters say the decifit reduction is more important than health care reform, that poll conducted by ras mussence reports and it surveyed about 1000 massachusetts voters who took part in the special senate election. we'll examine those can karl rove in a matter of moments. martha: brown's victory brings the number of republicans in the senate to 41. that's an
edition of "the kudlow report," we'll review the washington assault on stocks on wall street and go money and politics. political favoritism, crony capitalism and their negative effect of stocks which suffered in the new year. >>> but an earthquake may be forming in massachusetts where republican scott brown's tax cutting opposition to obama care could pull off one of the greatest political upsets in history against democrat, martha coakley since the truman beat dewey. that could stop the tax and spend virus including the obama care's latest bribe to exempt big labor from the so-called "cadillac insurance tax" until 2018 while the rest of us stiffs have to pay for it. in an era of obama political favoritism this is a new low. fasten your seatbelts, everybody. "the kudlow report" begins right how.ç good evening. i'm larry kudlow. welcome back. we believe that free market capital similar still the best path to prosperity. tonight we'll review the washington assault on stocks and wall street. tonight's money politics message, no wonder stocks had their worst week in the new year. the index
in washington. we will see what it means for the fight over health care overhaul. >> doctors been haiti say they need more supplies. >> the relief from winter is over. maybe some snow as soon as tomorrow. "good morning washington" begins right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good wednesday morning. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. good morning. thank you for joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with adam caskey. we have some rain out there. i saw two snowflakes. >> i love it. i love the precision of that. there could be a flight extent this morning. that will be it, a flag or two. -- there could be a flilake of this morning. that will be it, at a flake or two. these are all pushing off to the east. summit early morning sprinkles. temperatures in the 30's. -- some early morning sprinkles. it will be cooler than the past couple of days. we can anticipate partial sunshine, especially for those of you north of the metro area. we do
heard from two former u.s. president to help the people of haiti. today, "the washington post" about this and ask the question, for how long? this is sunday, january 17 and would begin with the u.s. efforts in haiti. we heard from secretary of state hillary clinton who was there yesterday. u.s. troops tried to prevent chaos in haiti's capital city. lutie louis coates flares were order breaks down. this question -- will there be a long-term u.s. commitment? the numbers are on your screen. the president will commemorate the birth of martin luther king and will campaign today for martha coakley for the senate seat given up by the death of ted kennedy. we'll talk about that later in the air but first, this piece this morning from "the washington post." clinton believes that the country can come back stronger in the future. bearing so, bottled water and other supplies, secretary clinton flew into the battered capital and told the haitian people that the u.s. will be here today, tomorrow, and in times ahead as the u.s. struggles to organize a relief effort for a barely functioning haitian
american city. all that plus the fox all-stars, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. this is a fox news alert. the drama is building aheald of what was once considered a relatively undramatic special election to fill the open senate seat that late saturdsenator ted kennedy filled for decades. a rasmussen report released an hour ago shows scott brown closing the gap over democrat martha coakley. it was nine points a week ago. brown leans in the democratic leaning public policy poll taken last week, while coakley was up 15 in a recent boston globe survey. correspondent molly l moll moll reports. >> reporter: a once unthinkable political scenario is developing in massachusetts. once considered a virtual lock for the democrat, relatively unknown republican is mounting a serious challenge within striking distance of victory. >> wants to go back to the bush-cheney policy providing for the -- >> you can run against bush-cheney but i'm scott brown. i drive a truck. >> reporter: the candidates squared off in a contentious final debate last night. republican scott brown
pulls it off in the next few hours everything changes in washington and massachusetts will already have changed. >> sean: by the way, we have about 60% of the vote in now. it is 53-46 brown over coakley. stu rothberg says losing kennedy's seat would be like a 1929 stock market crash for democrats. steny hoyer says the disaster in massachusetts would show how angry voters are at republicans. now joining us at brown's campaign headquarters we have former massachusetts governor mitt romney standing by. good to see you, thank you for being with us. >> hey sean, this is a big night we are pretty excited in this room. >> sean: you know massachusetts politics. certainly too early to tell but we are getting close. if we have 60% of the vote in and it is 53-46, it is certainly looking good for scott brown. certainly confirming the polls we've seen in the last number of days. your thoughts? >> i think scott is going to win tonight. i think you are right polls indicated he has overcome a 30 point deficit by sticking to the issues he has not run a negative campaign solid campaigner with a terrific
him to wish him luck. he and his family as he goods to serve in washington as she hoped to do. she said she was heart broken by the results. there are tears and she thanked her supporters for their passionate work on the campaign trail saying they put their heart and soul into things perhaps in recent weeks they hadn't worked hard enough and run a complacent campaign but she let supporters know she didn't feel that way and she thanked them for their efforts. greta? >> greta: is there bitterness maybe there is an expression are you hearing bitterness between martha and democrats in washington or national organization of democrats? because there have been nasty comments flying baback and forth towards this campaign. >> you know i've got a chance to speak to some of martha's aids. one of them telling me a winner has a thousand friends and a loser is alone and this is not the time to be pointing fingers or casting blame. this is a time democrats need to remember to stick together not to lose focus. so that this shouldn't become a blame game. i spoke with democratic strategists and she
all-star and the friday lightning round. "special report" starts now. welcome to washington. i'm jim angle in for bret baier. some 10,000 american troops expected in earthquake ravaged haiti by monday as the world mobilizes a mantarian crusade for the living and tries to dig out the dead. correspondent steve harrigan is live in port-au-prince. good evening, steve. >> jim, when all the buildings has been knocked down, use the street for everything, for a home, bathroom and for some it's become a cemetery. we are seeing a rescue operation right here on the side of the road. it's ordinary nations using their own bear hands to try to pull people of the of the rubble. in this case, for this woman, it looks like they've gotten here too late. the basics here still aren't getting done like picking up bodies. a corpse in the road covered with flies. no one has moved the corpse but they set up a number of stones as a roadblock to keep the cars from running over the dead bodies. >> a lot of people are trying to get word to our mother. we're fine. not all of us, but we're fine. we left the house
page of the washington journal, they write that yesterday -- of the wall street journal, the right that it needn't be. the president remains more popular than his policies and voters want him to succeed. but they are sold out -- but they are also telling me needs to steer a more moderate less partisan course, return to the back into the and, t-shaped his political rise." clinton, maryland, robert, what do you say? caller: i do not think the republicans should take any solace in the fact that this gentleman won the election. this guy ran as an independent. this is an anti-incumbency vote against democrats and republicans for not getting anything done. the american people are tired of it. they want something done. what hurt the democrats mostly was the loss of the public option, because the public option was not in the health- care bill. it turned a lot of people against it. host: caller, what is your take now on the healthcare bill? we are seeing all sorts of varied possibilities. what would you like to see happen now? caller: they have to pass it, regardless of this. regardless of
a letter of recommendation. >>> good morning. it's a brand new ball game here in washington as the president heads to capitol hill this wednesday, he's dealing with a congress that's been dramatically altered by the stunning win in massachusetts of republican scott brown to fill the seat held for 46 years by ted kennedy. health care reform is this trouble. this morning, a reminder that this all takes place in a still dangerous world. a new audiotape that appears to be from osama bin laden in which he specifically talks about the failed bombing on christmas day. joining us, david axelrod. david, thanks for being with us. >> good morning. >> that was the week that was. republicans are stoked, democrats are shocked. polls in general are showing that the public is rapidly losing confidence in the president's policies and his leadership. by way of illustration, "time" and "news qun week" this week, the inspiration gap. how the trail blazer became the stymied president. did the president fail to connect with ordinary americans or is this a sign that the country is rejecting his ap
by sending a republican to washington to replace ted kennedy. scott brown has played on the theme, make me a head senator. in other words, he wants to go to washington, scott brown has campaigned in a state he carried by saying, i want to vote against the obama health care plan. i want to fight the president. i think the stimulus care plan was wrong. there is too much spending in washington. it appeals to independent vot s voters. scott brown would run around the stage saying, no, this is the people's seat. so you have one that had a better campaign, had more ads and more energy, and they think they are on the edge of what will be drama for them. it has been 23 years. they believe in less than 24 hours, me might have a in this early month, the first month of mid-term election year, john. >> where we talk about a political phenomenon, and always leading up to it is the word intensity, especially important with a special selection like this, because you all have to deal with slated comments. as far as intensity, what did we see heading out to the polls today? >> the intensity is off the cha
in washington reportedly think it is all over. but it isn't. so please check out "the factor" tomorrow night. we will be live and have the latest on the race. let's bring in fox news analyst karl rove to and liz. do you have a prediction in massachusetts, mr. rove? >> brown which will be amazing if it hap. the bay state last elected a republican when it reelected ed brook to the united states stat in 1972 and the last time it voted for a republican in an open race was 1966. barack obama carried the state by six points. -- 26 points, excuse me, two years ago and i suspect that we may see brown get elected by three or five or six points. >> bill: what are you basing your prediction on? >> just looking at all of the polls. i'm a skill skeptical of insider advantage at 9 points. all the polls are moving in brown's direction and seems to be a consensus of four or five or six points but that is going to close up tomorrow. you touched son omaha ban on se reasons earlier. he is mingling with the people. she is an elitist. the last minute special interest deals have been stuffed in the held pill. is a bi
captioning services, inc >> welcome to washington, i'm bret baier. polls open tomorrow for one of the biggest election in years. it could literally decide the fate of the democrats' healthcare reform legislation. first, a quick update on the rescue efforts in haiti. 70,000 bodies have been recovered so far. a massive relief evident continues today. the united nations officials say 73,000 people received enough food to last a week. the u.n. is calling on more soldiers to keep the peace. u.n. promises to contribute million-and-a-half in emergency aid. and president obama committed $100 million to the effort. we have much more live from haiti in a few minutes. ♪ ♪ >> bret: first up, in a region that loves its sports the massachusetts senate race could be turning into one of those miracle on ice. david versus goliath story. relatively unknown republican could be 24 hours from staging one of the biggest political upsets ever. karl cameron reports on a day before the election that was never supposed to be close. >> greeting the hockey fans, scott brown on the brink of the once unthinkable, winn
washington correspondent, norah o'donnell in boston for us. norah, thanks. so what now? is the president's health care bill dead or just barely breathing? senior aides tell us this morning their best hope is the house passing the senate bill as is. nbc's mike viqueira is live in washington this morning. but, mike, that will not be easy. will the house go for that? >> reporter: savannah, i think they're going to have to fight the impulse here at the white house and democratic leadership on the hill. to fight this impulse into retrenchment into partisan dogma. this is, after all, an election year. and with many in the house of representatives, and remember the democratic caucus in the house is dominated by the liberal wing of that caucus. with many of them feeling that the problem here is we have d a disaffected our base, they are disenchanted. the impulse is going to be to go back to the left. they passed health care reform out of the house of representatives by two votes, by just two votes with the help of one republican from louisiana and one member from florida, democratic member robe
to silence phone records. >> late-night comedy gets serious. "good morng washington" begins right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good tuesday morning. i am doug mckelway. >> and i am greta kreuz. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. we begin with adam caskey. good morning. >> it could be another pleasant day today. yesterday was springlike. temperatures will be in the low to mid 50's with a fair amount of sunshine. look at the temperatures. we are anywhere from the mid 20's to the mid 30's downtown. 29 in leesburg. frederick, 30. hagerstown, 37. partly cloudy today. 53. similar sky conditions tomorrow. noticeably cooler. now to lisa baden. >> traffic is very nice pared overnight construction is gone. we have no major problems to report. southbound 270 here heading from 70 to get down to the truck scales is still moving at speed. we have a heavier volume of the yesterday. good on the dulles greenway and the dulles toll road. back to you. >> thank you. >>> the s
to "morning joe," live from washington. quite a weekend. and quite -- quite a show today. we have on set with us pat buchanan and jonathan capehart, and new york, very interesting. i always have this guy on, because he has a negro dialect, and it serves him well. >> joe, joe! >> for the most part, he is a light- skinned engine ened germ find that light-skinned germans can hold down television shows better. viewers, we speak of tv's own willie geist. >> depending on my audience, i can go like full honky or dial it down a little bit. i can go either way, either way. >> seriously, willie. i don't know if harry reid was channeling the 1970s movie "mandingo." i don't know if he was a member of a southern country club in the1950s, but this guy lives on a planet far different -- seriously, negro dialect? >> to put it delicately, he comes from a different time. >> i think that's the issue. >> he's majority leader of the united states senate. >> i know, i know. guess what? our government is made up of people from all races and sexes. >> and people should evolve in their thinking and their termino
in massachusetts winning this senate seat. now scott brown goes to washington, already telling people what he intends to do. making the point that voters rejected the health care plan, the closed door deals saying that has to stop. suggestions already being advanced by republicans across the country this is now time to start from scratch on health care and try to bring republicans back into the negotiating table. scott brown's victory tonight, truly historic. he also mentioned foreign policy the idea that terrorists shouldn't have special [ inaudible ] scott brown's victory tonight has clearly wowed this massachusetts republican hall. it also filled with independents and even democrats. the accomplishment can't be overstated. it is going to cause political science books and history books of massachusetts to be revised and all tactical and strategic thinking in washington on behalf of majority democrats in the absence of their filibuster majority now has to be restructured. the notion that democrats might go forward with the president's agenda specific to health care without reconsidering the
to roll up her sleeves and go to washington, and get to work. >> democrat martha coakley is fighting to secure the party 60th vote for healthcare reform. >> if you were fired up in the last election, i need you more fired up in this election. > >> bret: with president obama's election in the balance. election coverage from boston. we have reports from our team and expert analysis from steve heys, a.b. stoddard, charles krauthammer and brit hume. "special report" starts right now. ♪ ♪ >> welcome to boston. i'm bret baier. special elections even for senate seats normally don't get that much attention. even locally. and very little national notice. but this is filled with story lines that go beyond the massachusetts border. we have team coverage. jim angle is in washington with how it affects the healthcare reform. molly line live at coakley headquarters at boston. we begin with the chief political spore on the dent karl cameron from headquarters also in boston. good evening. >> well, the polls close at 8:00 eastern time. you said it, with the exception of presidential election, the
of a lady who did not make it, from the rubble in haiti. let's go to washington. governor ed rendell, democrat of pennsylvania, has just come back from haiti accompanying 53 children from the orphanage in port-au-prince. how did this come about, ed? >> the brezhnev orphanage was run by two women out of pittsburgh. when the earthquake happened, they had to keep the kids outside, no sanitation, very little food and water. they called home and were connected with the wonderful pittsburgh medical center. they tried to get the ability to take them out, they couldn't do it. they called me, i couldn't get anywhere. then we saw the haitian ambassador being interviewed on cnn. so i called into the station and said, can you get a message from me to ambassador joseph? they did, the ambassador called me, he started the ball rolling. then we got great cooperation from the department of homeland security, immigration, the state department, the military was terrific. we got on a plane yesterday morning, monday morning, at 11:30 from pittsburgh. we reached the port-au-prince at about 6:00. we were t
, many of them the same companies being vilified in the press and washington as nothing, but greedy grubs. is that fair? hi everybody i'm david asman, welcome to forbes on fox here with us today steve forbes, victoria barrett, rich michael, and neil wineberg and quentin hardy. steven is it time to give credit where credit is due to the companies? >> i think the companies are doing right and it's prer and i hope we make use of companies that are good at logistics, fed ex, wal-mart, handling large supplies quickly. don't expect thanks for it, just as we did not get thanks for what the military did in the tsunami five years ago in the pacific, did a fantastic job and didn't help the image of the united states. it's right to do so-and-so we do it. >> we're the most generous, our private companies and corporations go out of their way to help the poor and devastated. >> and i'm glad they're doing so once again, you know, david, normally i am not for corporate charitable giving because after all, shareholders own a company and shareholders are rarely consulted on corporate giving, but this is a
of people in need. we'll cover that at the top of the newscast. with us in washington, d.c., pat buchanan, margaret carlson. in new york, mike barnicle. >> an interesting war heating up between one of america's largest and most powerful corporations and china. google is threatening to exit china. on the front page of "the wall street journal" and we'll talk a good bit about conan o'brien and jay leno. late night wars that heat up. >>> first, let's go to news, mika. and certainly have lots to talk about in haiti and beyond. >>> breaking news from haiti. because it is day break, revealing a picture of complete devastation this morning after haiti's capital was all but destroyed in the most powerful earthquake to hit the region in more than 200 years. the magnitude 7.0 quake was centered just ten miles from port-au-prince, an impoverished city of almost 2 million people. the extent of the damage and death toll is just coming to light. tens of thousands homeless and power and communication systems remain cut off. the exact number of victims is not clear. humanitarian workers are bracing for t
will come to washington tomorrow, his first trip, to meet with the massachusetts delegation. he'll also spend some time with senator john mccain who was one of his earliest supporters, but ooh a fascinating story and after his event and his news conference in boston, we were retracing key steps with his campaign and they understand it has fundamentally changed the health care debate in washington, but what they say the fundamental issue in massachusetts was disaffection, the same factors that contributed to the president's big victory in 2008, frustration about the economy, high unemployment and bailouts on wall street, high spending and a couple of key quick points. scott brown, the republican used john kennedy, an ad where john kennedy is talking about cutting taxes in the 1960s. it started with plaque and white john kennedy and it came to scott brown in color finishing the quote, saying that's what i want to do, restoring the kennedy, economic philosophy and they say don't underestimate the christmas day attempted bombing of the u.s. jetliner. they say after that, scott brown. he's a
quarters in washington to discuss relief efforts and former president bill clinton lent a hand. they are working together to raise money for survivors. about 1.5 million people were left homeless and plans are underway to build a massive tent camp for 100,000 victims. people are still found alive and search teams believe there are survivors inside collapsed buildings. rob morrison for cbs news, port- au-prince haiti. >>> coverage continues with mike hamilton who has more on a teenager who survived the earthquake. >> reporter: pat henry survived the earthquake and haiti and wants to give back. he was volunteering at an orphanage, rings of hope, when the room shook. >> i thought to myself i was going to die. it felt like the building was going to come down. >> reporter: he and his family are collecting donations at their restaurant. >> there are miracles that happen down there. i was lucky to get out when i did. now i'm trying to fund raise and help those that are down there. >> it was enough just to know that he was safe, that he was okay. i knew the rest was in god's hand. >> o
at scott brown. >> brown, really a republican in step with washington republicans. he will block tougher over site of wall street, give more tax breaks to the wealthiest, apro prescription coverage for even joers and he denies emergency contraception to rape victims. he lacks understanding and seriousness. in times like these we can't afford a republican like scott brown. >> there's an uplifting message. >> i love the limbaugh touch. is this effective? >> no. there's this huge independent vote in massachusetts. the point is this is also familiar you would have to be more magnetic than martha coakley to get away with this assault and invocation. this has been a nonstop attack of trying to associate scott brown with republicans. >> national republicans. >> doesn't help to be marning out with with the widow of ted kennedy which is another one of those things you better be good at. it goes down the krau of independent voters. >> mobilizing core democratic voters. >> republicans can win just by making it close because it will put a scare into democrats nationally. massachusetts is a very, ver
. jeremy hubbard is on assignment. >>> we begin with shock waves traveling from massachusetts to washington and beyond. >> a republican captured ted kennedy's seat. a stunning defeat for the democrats and viviana hurtado is joining us from washington. >> reporter:ood morning. the president called scott brown to congratulate him but with health care reform legislation hanging in the balance this republican win was a very bitter pill for mr. obama and democrats to swallow. it's being called one of the biggest politil upsets in history, republican scott brown defeated democrat martha coakley to take the senate seat held by the late ted kennedy for nearly 50 years. it puts health care reform, president obama's signature issue in peril. >> one thing is very, very clear as i travel throughout the state people do thought want the trillion dollar health care plan that is being forced. >> reporter: in a state where democrats outnumber republicans three to one and independent voters outnumber them both she was slammed 52-47%. >> this is the deal, although our campaign ends tonight, we know that our m
blaming the d.n.c. and the key democrats in washington for being late to the game and taking her race for granted. six week ago, she was up by 30 points. >> axelrod responded and said look, we did everything we were asked to do but her campaign sent out that particular memo and it showed that apparently they had been supplying the democrats with polling data from massachusetts since early december and it asked for money and stuff like that. it simply didn't come. also, somebody else they're blaming -- the underwear bomber because they are saying that -- some senior officials at the white house, aides, have said, you know, we were concentrating on fighting terrorism, all of us, at the time scott brown launched his first tv ads and that's, perhaps, why we were caught a little flatfooted. the underwear bomber. >> a lot of the blame will go a lot of ways today. maybe some people should look in the mirror. anyway, scott brown's victory changing the momentum on capitol hill. the win gives senate republicans one extra member on their side. caroline schively joins us from washington with that
they see out of washington. a lot of people voting for the president thought they were voting for somebody more centrist or left of center. they're seeing a party of the left wing pushing an ideological agenda at a time people are worried about the economy, their jobs, their income, what's happening in their neighborhoods sothy see a disconnect between what they're worried about every single day and that they see their government doing and politicians doing. >> neil: a lot of the victorious candidates we've seen, virginia, in new jersey, and potentially massachusetts, they've not exactly reached across the aisle but returned to republican roots. not to be democrat-liked as someone phrased t do you agree with that or how would you describe it. >> every case is different but fundamentally what is happening is those people, chris cristie, bob mcdonald, scott brown are talking about basic things. they're worried about the tax burden, worried about the level of spending that's occurring right now. most people know at a gut level this has to be paid for. in terms of healthcare, 85% of americans
on massachusetts. >> what does driving a truck have to do with what is going on in washington? i think coakley made a mistake by allowing it >> i think martha coakley made a mistake. -- >> a signal loud and clear if the people of massachusetts do it, boy it will be heard all around the country. [ cheering ] >> when the president criticized me yesterday, he can criticize me as much as he wants when he talks about my truck that's where i draw the line. >> the president has come because he knows i'm going to win tomorrow and he's trying to get that message out. >> i've heard some horrible stories of individuals intimidating martha coakley, lying down in front of her car, threatening her, threatening her on the internet burning campaign posters and so forth. we don't have a place for that in massachusetts. that is disgrace full and i hope that tomorrow people will go to the polls and reject that kind of campaigning. >> greta: massachusetts governor swift joins us live in boston. it is so close that the big guns cape out for coakley. former president clinton and president obama. if you were the candidat
the healthcare bill. it's really about the lack of civility in washington and no conversation. a lot is done behind closed doors. it's inappropriate. we can do better. >> the latest poll shows brown has come from behind and surged ahead of state attorney general martha coakley who this morning campaigned at martin luther king jr. day breakfast. >> i asked for your vote tomorrow. on tuesday the 19, i would be honored to go to washington and work for you and with you. >> brown attended but chose not to speak at the mlk breakfast and accused coakley of desperation. >> i certainly didn't realize this was a rally for martha and i thought it was inproe inappropriate that she started to ask for people's vote when we're here to remember martin luther king jr. >> reporter: coakley says she took it for granted in the state, led an overly negative race and let brown come from behind in the shortened special election sprint. >> people in massachusetts know my record. they'll vote tomorrow. i think we will have a victory. >> how is it going, boston? >> reporter: president obama slammed brown and the gop
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